Jamaica Hails The King Of Sprint

After retaining his world title in the men’s 100m, Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt continued his dominance by capturing his fourth world title over 200m at the 15th IAAF World Championships now underway. The Honourable Dr. Wykeham McNeill, Minister of Tourism and Entertainment and Paul Pennicook, Director of Tourism, both witnessed the feat at Jamaica House Beijing.

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Experience Jamaican Music at Dream Weekend

Dancehall Music is deeply engrained in Jamaica’s culture and something any true Dancehall fan must experience first-hand on a trip to Jamaica is a Dancehall Sound Clash. Luckily for visitors that are visiting during, or have come specifically for the Dream Weekend August 5 -9 event they get to have one of the ultimate Dancehall experiences at Appleton Special World Vibes held at Wonderland, Negril.

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Upcoming Fall Events in Jamaica

Whether you are a first time visitor or you consider Jamaica your second home, events are a great way to get to know more about Jamaica. Each year the event calendar grows with exciting food, music, cultural and sporting events that each gives a unique look at the destination. While the summer reggae festivals like Reggae Sumfest have passed, the line-up for Fall is looking all right!

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Flashback Friday!

Jamaica’s landscape and culture are so diverse that we created a blog to speak about it all! For our new Flashback Friday series, refresh your memory of our older blog posts, or be introduced to them for the first time. Join us as we take a look back at popular posts and get to know more about the Home of All Right.

This month’s featured post is ideal for those interested in secluded locations and intimate vacations. These 5 Intimate Hideaways in Jamaica are suited for a romantic visit, an escape from the kids, or even a private family reunion.

Jamaica is one of the most sought after romantic destinations in the world, let alone The Caribbean. Whether old or young, eccentric or laid back, couples from across the globe travel to the island’s shores to experience its seductive charm. When you’re looking for a cozy, private place to stay try this list of 5 Intimate Hideaways:

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Great Huts

Scattered on the cliffs overlooking Boston Bay, Portland (on the North east point of Jamaica), Great Huts is an oceanfront ecotourism resort described by many as “the perfect place to see the real Jamaica”. The uniquely built huts on the property create an African styled beach-jungle-cliff habitat village that presents a pleasant hideaway for the back-packing ecotourist as well as the easy-going romantic.

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Heritage: Jamaica’s National Dish

Whether it is food, dance, music or language the Jamaican culture is very rich and diverse. In the celebration of  Jamaica’s Emancipation Day on August 1, here is a brief history of Jamaica’s national dish dating back to the late days of slavery.

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Top 5 Hotels for Weddings in Jamaica

Thinking of somewhere to pop the big question? Or better yet, somewhere to enjoy your big day in a tropical paradise? Jamaica’s extensive options of locations, from cliffs to beaches, mountains and gardens, make choosing a wedding destination all right!  These hotels and resorts are wedding ready, with built-in romantic ambiance courtesy of beautiful natural surroundings. Here are this month’s top five wedding destinations in Jamaica.

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The Buzz on our Instagram Page!

Summer fun is heating up in Jamaica and we have got the pictures to prove it! Exciting events, reggae music, a few celebrities and Jamaica’s natural beauty have all been featured recently on our Visit Jamaica Instagram page. You can be too! Tag photos of your Jamaican experience with #VisitJamaica for a chance to be featured.

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Vacation Themes: Top 10 Resort Kids Clubs Part 2

Travelling with the family can be a challenging ordeal, with persons of various ages all hoping to enjoy their trip in a unique way. In Jamaica however, that’s no problem, with family friendly resorts offering activities for every member of the family. These hotels offer clubs and programs created just for children, with special activities that are age appropriate and lots of fun.  Get ready to spend the summer bonding with relatives on our pristine beaches at these top resorts.

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Top Five Wedding Trends for 2015-2016

Jamaica’s diverse landscape, from sandy beaches to verdant tropical forests is home to majority of the Caribbean’s destination weddings. From season to season, wedding trends evolve but the allure of a wedding surrounded by natural beauty in Jamaica remains. These current and upcoming wedding trends are beckoning to be taken to the next level by pairing them with a Jamaican backdrop.

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Countdown to Summer: Top 10 Summer Activities in Jamaica

We’re continuing our countdown to the recognised summer start date, June 21, the day of the summer solstice. With just ten days to go, what better way to get ready than with a list of activities, ideal for a summer itinerary in Jamaica.

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